WASHINGTON, Jan. 21, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a statement from Bob Keefe, executive director of the national nonpartisan business group Environmental Entrepreneurs (E2), on President Obama's State of the Union address to Congress last night:
"President Obama was right when he said let's set our sights higher than a single oil pipeline.
"Let's set our sights instead on building on our clean energy foundation that's already creating tens of thousands of good-paying jobs every year. Let's build an economy powered by 21st-century clean energy, instead of one forever dependent on 19th-century oil and coal.
"Entrepreneurs and investors know that to keep America's economy moving forward, we can't remain shackled to the technologies of the past."
For more information on clean energy job growth in every state America – including links to E2's closely watched jobs reports, sector-specific data, a searchable map and a breakdown on clean energy projects at domestic military installations across the country – visit www.cleanenergyworksforus.org.
Environmental Entrepreneurs (E2) is a national, nonpartisan group of business leaders, investors and others who promote smart environmental policies that drive economic growth. E2 members, active in nearly every state in the country, have built or financed more than 1,700 companies that have created more than 570,000 jobs, and manage more than $100 billion in venture and private equity capital.
SOURCE Environmental Entrepreneurs (E2), Washington, D.C.